pro·​na·​tor | \ ˈprō-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce pronator (audio) \

Definition of pronator

: a muscle that produces pronation

Examples of pronator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Angels star was diagnosed this week with a forearm injury — specifically, a grade 1-2 sprain of the flexor pronator mass in his right arm. Maria Torres Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Shohei Ohtani will not pitch again for Angels this season," 4 Aug. 2020 He was sidelined for three months in 2018 because of a right pronator muscle strain and missed most of last year. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds sign Northern Kentucky University alum Nate Jones to minor-league deal," 15 Jan. 2020 After a healthy spring, his injury issues resurfaced — the right-hander missed more than two months with a flexor pronator strain in his right arm, sustained in late April. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann shelled again despite hope from teammates," 19 July 2019 Weaver, who suffered a flexor pronator mass sprain and a UCL strain on May 27, received news that both injuries were healing as expected. Jenna Ortiz, azcentral, "Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver's latest MRI reveals good news," 24 June 2019 The next day he was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor pronator muscle strain. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers’ Zimmermann on next start: ‘Hopefully I’ll be pitching up here’," 15 June 2019 In 2017, the 29-year-old missed time because of an oblique strain and a pronator strain and in October Duffy underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his left elbow. Jeff Sanders,, "Progress report: Kansas City Royals," 9 Mar. 2018 Also, these shoes don’t provide any additional stability for a severe over- or under-pronator, but the additional cushion underfoot may be enough for someone with a slight roll. The Si Staff,, "The Best Women's Running Shoes 2017," 14 Mar. 2017 He has been sidelined since spring training with a strained right flexor pronator. Matt Breen,, "Phillies say Pat Neshek's MRI shows no serious damage, return 'couple more weeks' away," 4 Apr. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Pronator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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pro·​na·​tor | \ ˈprō-ˌnāt-ər How to pronounce pronator (audio) \

Medical Definition of pronator

: a muscle that produces pronation

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